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Liberal Tries — and Fails — to Explain to Tucker Why ‘Rudolph’ is so Problematic for Kids

Liberals often claim that there’s no such thing as a “war on Christmas,” yet the attacks on beloved Christmas traditions, songs, and film — as the well as the Reason for the season — have been renewed this year with a vengeance.

Back in October, for instance, a Virginia school made the news when it banned any Christmas songs referencing Jesus from their upcoming concerts, according to NBC affiliate WWBT.

Now one of the most cherished classic Christmas kid movies of all time, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” is being attacked on multiple fronts. The Huffington Post called it “seriously problematic” and shared complaints from people how agreed.

Critics claimed the 1964 TV special — now the longest-running Christmas special in history — is “a parable on racism & homophobia” because Rudolph, to them, represents a minority or transgender individual. They’re bothered that Santa Claus and other characters come across as bigots.

They’re also pointing out that Rudolph is mercilessly bullied, is verbally abused by his father, and is discriminated against because of his shiny red nose. Rudolph’s father is accused of being sexist as well because he chooses to risk his life and search for his son on his own during a storm while protecting his wife’s life by insisting she stay at home.

In the end, critics say the movie teaches kids that people with peculiarities should only be accepted if they have an exploitable skill — Rudolph’s nose being used as a guiding light for Santa during a storm.

Generations of children have grown up understanding that Rudolph was treated very poorly at first but that his bullies and naysayers — young and old — realized the errors of their ways and made it up to him. It’s a complex yet easy-to-understand tale.

But liberal news analyst Cathy Areu says it’s a movie that now needs to be carefully explained to this generation of children. She shared her thoughts on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s show.

“Is it [the bullying] so corrosive — because Rudolph accepts his bullying, he doesn’t fight back — that you would keep it from your kids?” Carlson asked.

“You would have to talk it over and explain it to your kids,” Areu cautioned. “The kids nowadays understand anti-bullying much more than kids when that [film] was first created.”

“But when it comes on, do you sit your kids down and say ‘Look, Rudolph’s about to be bullied’?” Carlson asked. “He seems complicit…there’s a little Stockholm Syndrome going on, he doesn’t even know he’s being bullied — he’s leading the sleigh anyway.”

“A responsible parent would!” Areu declared. “You would sit down with a child to explain any bullying story. So, yes, ‘Rudolph’ now needs an explanation!”

“Do you think that detracts from some of the child-like joy of Christmas?” Carlson questioned.

“Absolutely not,” Areu shot back. “No, it’s a little scary for this generation to see that Rudolph is being bullied!”

“So, with this 2018 generation, you would have to explain why he’s being bullied for having a red nose,” she added.

But Carlson made a really good point in reply: “Is it little weird that the generation that is afraid of everything and so easily intimidated spends so much time playing war video games and looking at pornography? On the one hand, they seem very hardened, and on the other hand, they seem incredibly sensitive.”

Areu laughed and said, “I can’t imagine that they’re doing those things.”

“I think they might be,” Carlson corrected.

“I don’t think so,” she insisted.

Watch part of that clip below:

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. DENNIS E VAN HORN

    December 6, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    THIS LUDICROUS AND DESPICABLE—–IT’S A FAIRY TALE—SHOVE IT YOU PROGRESSIVE CANCERS

    • Lunchladie

      December 6, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      I agree totally!!!! It is getting absolutely crazy. Most of these cartoons carry a moral. Apparently people are too busy being OFFENDED to actually watch the story and learn the moral of the story.

    • Scott Fowler

      December 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Well, I was going to comment on this ridiculous article, but Dennis you took the words right out of my mouth!!! My sentiments exactly!! Idiot liberals and their endless whining… Can we ship them to the planet of love and sugar plums???

  2. DENNIS E VAN HORN

    December 6, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    ABOUT FED UP WITH NWO COMMUNISTS OUT TO DESTROY CHRISTMAS, JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND THE MIDDLE CLASS—ALSO TRADITIONS LIKE EFFING UP THE BOY SCOUTS AND CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS

  3. DENNIS E VAN HORN

    December 6, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I’M 65—-THAT MOVIE TAUGHT ME HOW NOT TO ACT WITHOUT EXPLANATION FROM ANYBODY YOU DUMBASS MARXIST PROGRESS—-STFU

  4. AnnS

    December 6, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    She was on Tucker’s show when she told him she didn’t want to be called a “woman” because, wait for it….. it had the word “man” in it!

  5. Frank

    December 6, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    she’s another asshole like Oassio-Cortez stupid tweeker face all Dem libs are on drugs or corrupt or both

    • Lunchladie

      December 6, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      Definitely!!!! It makes you want to get rid of most of the college professors because they are liberal and teach hate against the US and our government. I have never seen so many whining crying hateful people. If you don’t like the show – DO NOT WATCH it!!!! we live in a free country. Get over it. I don’t like some of their crap and guess what I don’t watch it or read it.

  6. Jerry

    December 6, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    The kids today spend lots of time playing video war games and other violent games, my 12 y.o. grandson for instance and his friends. Bought him a new PS2 machines, controllers and battery charger for Christmas. When my son and grandkids visited, we enforced the no phone/texting/email rule at meal times and when out visiting areas of interest. Guess Areu lives in a sound proof time out box.

  7. William conley

    December 7, 2018 at 4:34 am

    It teaches you to not judge someone based on looks and get to know them and they might just be a good person maybe even a friend. It’s pretty stupid how they try to twist shit to fit their “progressive” agendas should call it what it is the agenda of doing whatever the hell I say because fuck your opinion and feelings mine and those who agree are all that matters.

  8. ChuckB

    December 7, 2018 at 6:22 am

    CNN is full of morons and idiots. But anyone with more than 2 working brain cells knew that a long time ago.

  9. Rockne Hughes

    December 7, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Yes. we have all these “sensitive” shows on TV where statistics show that children watch on an average 4 to 6 hours a day. There is “criminal Minds”, “NCIS Los Angeles”, “Law and Order”, ” Law and Order SVU”,”FBI”, “Bones” etc. where a multitude of depravity, harassment, rape, murder is displayed and this person wants to take on a Christmas show featuring a reindeer? I suppose she thinks that when they pulled the teeth of the “Bumble” that also was physical abuse. She needs to be required to watch 6 episodes of “Criminal Minds” or “Law and order SVU” and then watch Rudolph and make a comment about TV fare.

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